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hugh sym



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PostSubject: its a colour thing   Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:19 am

Hi all, anyone got any thoughts on painting a frame. Done all my frame mods, chopped off all unwanted brkts and everything rear of main frame cradle, built a rear seat cradle, foot peg mounts and welded up.
Now to pretty it up, plastic coatings are limited in colours and shades, celly paint no longer seems to be on sale, hammerwrong paint, never in your born days, so what do you. I want a British racing green metalic.......
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PostSubject: Re: its a colour thing   Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:59 am

dont know much about plastic coating hugh, but powder coating is available in every colour and every variation of that colour,flat matt,satin,gloss ,smooth and crinckle ive got a place for ya but its in brum
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PostSubject: Re: its a colour thing   Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:28 am

powder coating will always be cheaper than wet painting.

only restriction is you cant blow it in.

i'm a paint man so its what i'd do but only for that reason, it uses a lot of material to do a frame so it aint cheap.
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PostSubject: Re: its a colour thing   Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:23 pm

Used a powder coating place near to me years ago to coat a dog rig, colour I asked for was not what I got, was told thats what it turns out like when dry he told me so there you go,,,, never again will I don the door of a powder firm unless its black, they cant get it wrong. I want a metalic British racing green frame with bright silver tank, tail piece, f mudguard and side panels, I recon 1lt of high build primer, 1lt of the green for frame, swing arm, wheels and fork legs, 1lt of silver for the rest and 1lt of clear over the top of the lot, all priced up with 5lt thinners around the 130 quid mark. Priced up powder coating 120 just for the frame,,,,,,
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PostSubject: Re: its a colour thing   Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:32 am

you get what you pay for with paint.

the stuff i use is £100 a litre just for the colour and thats before you get to compliant lacquer, etch, primer and hardener.

if your handy with a paint gun and you can get reasonable materials for a good price then go for it.

unlike powder coat you can always go over it again. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: its a colour thing   Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:57 pm

100 quid a ltr, bloody hell,,,,,, I thought 33 quid a ltr was bad enough,,,, gonna give it a go will put some photos up when have something to show,,
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PostSubject: Re: its a colour thing   Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:28 am

@ Bee Keeper if you get time a quick how to on how to prep ready for paint and how to
paint in the tech section might help other builders.
cheers
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PostSubject: Re: its a colour thing   Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:06 am

sure i can manage that.

hopefully have time later in the week. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: its a colour thing   Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:58 am

been mental at work lately but have some pics for this now.

will try to get it done this weekend. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: its a colour thing   Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:05 am

no rush m8 its a hobby not a chor Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: its a colour thing   Thu May 10, 2012 3:36 am

Managed to prime the frame and some small bits between the rain this week ( I dont have the luxury of a garage/shed ). took a few photos but not sure how to put them up on view, bit of a techno slacker me, but will give it a bash,,,,,
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PostSubject: Re: its a colour thing   Thu May 10, 2012 5:05 pm

hugh sym wrote:
Managed to prime the frame and some small bits between the rain this week ( I dont have the luxury of a garage/shed ). took a few photos but not sure how to put them up on view, bit of a techno slacker me, but will give it a bash,,,,,
Hugh, use Photobucket mate, it's bl**dy brilliant!

Log on to http://photobucket.com create yourself an account and click Upload, then browse pictures from your pc and upload them.

Once you'vr created an album you simply click on your album, hover your pointer over the picture you want, a dialogue box opens underneath and you left-click the bottom box [IMG]http:// etc which copies the link to your pc.

You then open up a second browser window, go to the forum you're posting on (such as cafe racer.com) type in what you want to say, then when you want to insert your photo you right click and the link appears like this...

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